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The teams and media are beginning to assemble in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. There is plenty of national coverage on the game. But we feel the best way to learn about the two teams is through the work of the local media covering each club.
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Each year during the feeding frenzy that is the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, there are always a character or two from each team that provides a few moments of bizarre behavior and/or comedy.
The runaway winner this year thus far is Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard.
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Torrey Smoth has had a pretty incredible past week. First he celebrated his 24th birthday with a very lifelike cake of himself, and this coming Sunday he will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII. Torrey tweeted out a picture of his birthday cake, and I’d imagine it took quite a while for someone to bake that thing. My birthday cake….COLD!!!!! instagr.am/p/U-iiADE-Re/ — Torrey Smith...
Ravens QB Joe Flacco is glad he's in the Super Bowl this year and not the next when the game will be played in New Jersey. Flacco misspoke when saying at his news conference that a cold-weather Super Bowl was 'retarded'.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker/special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo already has his plans prepared for Super Bowl week. No, he’s not going to be visiting the finest restaurants and nightclubs in New Orleans. Ayanbadejo is planning to use the media blitz at the Super Bowl as an opportunity to express his views on gay rights and anti-bullying. Ayanbadejo is biracial and grew up in a...
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed seems to still be holding out hope that his teammate, linebacker Ray Lewis won’t retire after this week’s Super Bowl. “Maybe he’ll play 10 games next year,” said Reed, per NFL.com. Lewis has already made it clear that he’s not pulling a Brett Favre. Once he says he’s done, he’s done. Even though Reed has already made it clear he’ll...
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Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard believes the future of the NFL is in question because of the safety factor. See what he's worried about.
Prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff run, veteran
linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he would retire following the 2012 season.
It’s carried him through to the Super Bowl, and Lewis continues to say he’ll
hang up his cleats following this weekend’s final game of the season. However,
long-time teammate Ed Reed is skeptical about Lewis’ retirement talk, according
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer When it comes to running the Baltimore Ravens defense, Dean Pees has no regard for history, tradition or statistics.
Pees doesn't give a hoot about following in a long line of brilliant defensive coordinators such as Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan, Mike Nolan and Chuck Pagano - all of whom used their work in Baltimore to...
Saturday Night Live decided to spoof Super Bowl bound Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis.Keenan Thompson took on the duties in the “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers segment. Keenan donned Lewis’ trade mark skully and thick eye black plus found a way to get Lewis’ famous squirrel dance in.
Check it out.
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The Super Bowl is, at its core, a party. It is the NFL's celebration of itself and its awesomeness. And like any party, there are certain unwritten rules of etiquette. There are things you just do not talk about -- and safety is one of them.
So when an interview in which President Obama said that, if he had a son he'd "have to think long and hard" about letting...
Updates. With AP Photos. AP Video. By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer The Baltimore Ravens' reputation for trash-talking arrived at the Super Bowl before they did.
While the Ravens were en route from Baltimore to the Big Easy, the San Francisco 49ers were already preparing for war of words with the chattiest team in the NFL.
''Most teams don't really talk that much...
For all the chatter about Ray Lewis and the Harbaugh brothers, as the Harbowl campaign is sweeping the nation this week, Ray Rice, for the first time in his noteworthy NFL career, is emerging into a star running back after the Baltimore Ravens stopped abandoning the running game. The most he can do, if he’s handed the ball and knifes through San Francisco defenders, is validate...
As you may have heard, Barack Obama made some significant comments about football safety over the weekend that’s gotten a ton of publicity in the media. Here’s what Obama told the New Republic:
I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are...
We mentioned over this past weekend that ESPN’s John Clayton believes Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may get $20 million per season with his next contract.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen agrees with Clayton that Flacco getting $20 million per season ” is not unreachable.”
I think if the Ravens win Sunday’s Super Bowl, Flacco deserves to get paid $20 million per season...
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith celebrated his 24th birthday recently with a cake of himself. The cake featured a Ravens helmet and jersey.
You can see it below.